Michael Streat

Michael's Woodbridge School London to Woodbridge cycle ride

Fundraising for The Bridge Charity
raised of £1,000 target
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The Bridge Charity

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We support Children and Young Adults to improve their lives.


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My name is Michael Streat and I am organising, for the twenty first year, Woodbridge School's charity cycle ride from London to Woodbridge, on 23 June.  As ever we
are raising money for the Bridge School in Islington, a school we have very
close links with forged through shared work and friendship.

What is the Bridge School?

The Bridge School is a school in London for pupils aged from 2 to 19 years with severe
learning difficulties (SLD – comparable to a mental age of between eighteen
months and six years) or profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD –
less than eighteen months).  Some pupils have additional physical and
sensory impairments or are on the autistic continuum.

The children’s various needs are intensive, wide-ranging, and frequently demanding
in terms both of staffing and materials, but the School prides itself on doing
all it can to meet them.  The staff has created an environment suffused by
love and happiness despite the circumstances.  School is the haven and
favourite place for many of the children, and it is easy to see why.

The pupils are taught in small groups and many require individual teaching. They
follow a version of the National Curriculum however the aim is always to offer
students as much control over their lives as possible, through learning tasks
suited to their abilities.  A range of interesting experiences should help
prepare them for adult life and, in some cases, lead to recognised

Why does the school need money?

With resources immensely stretched by the cost of necessarily high staff-to-pupil
ratios and the need to provide a vast range of highly specialist bespoke
equipment (often only appropriate to one child, and then only for a short time
while they grow), the children and  buildings remain woefully
under-resourced in terms of many of the things other schools would take for
granted as part of normal budgeting.

What will the money you donate be used for?

Your contribution will help in a small way to the bottomless financial needs of the
Bridge children.  Money raised helps fund expensive sensory equipment,
playground facilities, theatrical lighting and much more – all things that make
an enormous difference to the way the children can enjoy their time at School;
all things that would not have been bought without charitable support.

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About the charity

The Bridge Charity

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The Bridge London Trust is a Multi Academy Trust including two community special school sites in Islington, North London. We cater for pupils with autistic condition disorders, severe learning difficulties and profound and multiple learning difficulties.

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